re·​house (ˌ)rē-ˈhau̇z How to pronounce rehouse (audio)
rehoused; rehousing; rehouses

transitive verb

: to house again or anew
especially : to establish in a new or different housing unit of a better quality

Examples of rehouse in a Sentence

The organization is working to rehouse families who were displaced in the fire.
Recent Examples on the Web Justa Center, Phoenix, $7,500 To help seniors who were experiencing homelessness and were recently rehoused be able to remain in their homes and not return to homelessness. Alexis Waiss, The Arizona Republic, 17 Mar. 2024 The Facebook post announced the humane society would soon take in 10 more chickens, though staff are now working to get those chickens rehoused instead. Jenna Prestininzi, Detroit Free Press, 17 Feb. 2024 Investigators sifted through Boyer’s online life and found communications — from 2016 to 2019 — between him and people who’d advertised to rehouse their pets. Teri Figueroa, San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 Mar. 2024 Since 2017 the art historian and curator had been charged with the dream but gargantuan task of rehousing what was formerly several separate public art institutions in a mammoth new building, the largest museum in the Nordic region, home to 400,000 artifacts. Olivia Marks, Vogue, 22 Jan. 2024 The city was devastated during fighting in 2022, and authorities have rehoused some locals. David Lewis, Foreign Affairs, 18 Jan. 2024 Some of the signs documented in the book are still familiar to locals, some — like the neon Grauman’s Chinese Theatre dragon that’s now a part of the Museum of Neon Art’s collection — while others have been rehoused or long since disappeared. Liz Ohanesian, San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 Sep. 2023 But the effort to rehouse migrants on the barge has been beset with problems. Karla Adam, Washington Post, 11 Aug. 2023 Housing Forward also shared data about the homeless response system’s effectiveness at rehousing people, which has a goal of making homelessness rare, brief and nonrecurring. Leah Waters, Dallas News, 14 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1817, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rehouse was in 1817

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Cite this Entry

“Rehouse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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